August 2017

Best Days Overall: 9, 10, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 11, 12, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 11, 12, 20, 21, 29, 30

Retrograde activity increases this month – it’s at its maximum for the year. From the 13th to the 25th half of the planets are travelling backwards, and 40 per cent of them are in retrograde motion both before and after this period. This affects the world and world events, but your career and finances don’t seem affected. Prosperity is still happening. You’re still in a yearly financial peak until the 22nd.

Last month the planetary power began to shift from the upper to the lower half of your chart. This month, as Venus crosses from the top to the bottom, the shift is even stronger. Now it is time to reduce your emphasis on career and focus more on the home, family and emotional wellness. The planetary shift symbolizes a psychological shift in you. Career opportunities are still happening (your career planet Mars is part of a Grand Trine in Fire), but you can be more choosy about them. You can opt for the ones that are emotionally more comfortable.

We have two eclipses this month. The first, the Lunar Eclipse of the 7th, is the stronger one – but you’ve gone through much stronger eclipses in recent years. You’ll get through it just fine. This eclipse occurs in your 8th house of regeneration and affects the finances of the spouse, partner or current love interest. He or she is forced to make important financial changes. Their whole financial strategy will need to be changed. Every Lunar Eclipse has an impact on your image and personality, and this one is no different. Once again, the cosmos gives you the opportunity to redefine yourself. Your opinion of yourself hasn’t been realistic and needs upgrading. It’s always best if you do this redefining for yourself – if you don’t, others will do it and it won’t be so pleasant. Generally this redefinition brings wardrobe and image changes over the next six months. Often the hairstyle and overall presentation change.

This eclipse can bring encounters with death. Perhaps you have dreams about it or thoughts about it. Perhaps you read of some grisly death or watch a movie that triggers this. Sometimes one experiences ‘close calls’ – brushes with the dark angel. The cosmos intends you to get more serious about life.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st brings financial changes to you. The earlier eclipse affected the beloved; this one affects you. Your financial thinking and strategy need changing. Since this eclipse occurs right on the cusp of your 3rd house, cars and communication equipment will get tested. There can be dramas in the lives of siblings and sibling figures. Students below college level are forced to make important educational changes.

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